• 7 July, 2016
  • The ISSCR provided comments to the National Academy of Science/National Academy of Medicine Committee on Human Gene Editing regarding scientific, medical, and ethical considerations.
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  • 13 June, 2016
  • 6/13/2016 5:00:00 AM

    The ISSCR Announces Los Angeles, CA as the site of its 2019 annual meeting, noting that it's the first time the organization will be meeting in that city. ISSCR 2019 is expected to draw more than 3,000 stem cell researchers and professionals from around the globe to the Los Angeles Convention Center 26-29 June, 2019.
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  • 12 May, 2016
  • The ISSCR, the world’s largest professional organization of stem cell scientists, today released newly updated guidelines for stem cell research and the development of new clinical therapies. Guidance addresses key scientific, ethical, social, and policy challenges raised by new technologies and emerging areas of stem cell discovery and application.
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  • ISSCR announces RFP for European co-sponsorship of the 2021 annual meeting

  • 2 March, 2016
  • The ISSCR announces an RFP for co-sponsorship of the 2021 annual meeting
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  • ISSCR Endorses Fetal Tissue Research as Essential

  • 26 February, 2016
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is the world’s leading professional organization of stem cell scientists, representing more than 4,000 members in 45 U.S. states and 65 countries around the world. The ISSCR is opposed to recent efforts to inappropriately limit or prohibit biomedical research using fetal tissue. These proposals, if enacted, would obstruct critical biomedical research and inhibit efforts to improve human health. If enacted in the past, such limits would have delayed or prevented the development of therapies that have saved millions of lives.
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  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research Announces the 2016 Recipients of the McEwen Award for Innovation, the ISSCR Dr. Susan Lim Outstanding Young Investigator Award and the inaugural ISSCR Tobias Award Lecture

  • 10 February, 2016
  • 2/10/2016 5:00:00 AM

    The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is excited to announce the society’s 2016 award recipients, who will be formally recognized at its annual meeting, taking place 22-25 June, 2016 in San Francisco, California, U.S.
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  • The ISSCR Announces Melbourne as Site of 2018 Annual Meeting

  • 12 November, 2015
  • The ISSCR is announcing that Melbourne, Australia has been chosen as the location of its 2018 annual meeting.
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  • Comments Invited: Guidelines for Stem Cell Science and Clinical Translation

  • 7 August, 2015
  • Comments are now being accepted on the draft of the ISSCR's "Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation." We encourage you to consider and provide feedback on this important document.
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  • Sean J. Morrison Assumes Leadership of the ISSCR Following the Annual Meeting, 24-27 June, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 15 June, 2015
  • 6/15/2015 5:00:00 AM

    The ISSCR announces Sean J. Morrison, Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center, as incoming president of the ISSCR board of directors, immediately following the ISSCR’s annual meeting, June 24-27, 2015.
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  • The ISSCR has Responded to the Publication of Gene Editing Research in Human Embryos

  • 23 April, 2015
  • In response to an article published by Chinese scientists describing research that used gene editing technologies in human embryos, the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) has again called for a moratorium on attempts at human clinical germline genome editing while extensive scientific analysis of the potential risks is conducted, along with broad public discussion of the societal and ethical implications.
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  • A Closer Look at Stem Cells

    The ISSCR has Expanded its Online Resources to Help the Public Evaluate Experimental Treatments and Better Understand Stem Cell Science

  • 20 April, 2015
  • 4/20/2015 5:00:00 AM

    The ISSCR launched an expanded “Closer Look at Stem Cells” website (www.closerlookatstemcells.org), an online resource to help patients and their families make informed decisions about stem cell treatments, clinics and their health.
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  • The ISSCR Statement on Human Germline Genome Modification

  • 19 March, 2015
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research calls for a moratorium on attempts at clinical application of nuclear genome editing of the human germ line to enable more extensive scientific analysis of the potential risks of genome editing and broader public discussion of the societal and ethical implications.
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  • The ISSCR Announces 2015 Recipients of the McEwen Award for Innovation, the ISSCR-BD Biosciences Outstanding Young Investigator, and the ISSCR Public Service Awards, 20 January, 2015

  • 20 January, 2015
  • 1/20/2015 6:00:00 AM

    The ISSCR Announces Recipients of the 2015 McEwen Award for Innovation, the ISSCR-BD Biosciences Outstanding Young Investigator, and the ISSCR Public Service Awards
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  • Anthony Atala

    Q&A: Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Veterans

  • 10 November, 2014
  • 11/10/2014 6:00:00 AM

    Q&A with Dr. Anthony Atala, director of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, North Carolina, U.S.A., and leader of the consortium of researchers that make up the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM). He spoke about the organization and its mission.
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  • From Stem Cells to Billions of Human Insulin Producing Cells

  • 9 October, 2014
  • With human embryonic stem cells as a starting point, the scientists are for the first time able to produce, in the kind of massive quantities needed for cell transplantation and pharmaceutical purposes, human insulin-producing beta cells equivalent in most every way to normally functioning beta cells.
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  • New CellNet Quality Control Tool Ensures Lab-created Cells Have the Right Properties

  • 14 August, 2014
  • Scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Boston University have created a computer algorithm called CellNet as a “roadmap” for cell and tissue engineering, to ensure that cells engineered in the lab have the same favorable properties as cells in our own bodies.
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  • The ISSCR Announces New Global Advisory Council Chairpersons

  • 12 August, 2014
  • Dr. Susan Lim and Mr. Deepak Sharma are appointed chairpersons of the ISSCR Global Advisory Council, which brings together academic, business, corporate, civic and philanthropic leaders interested in supporting the society in its mission to transform human health worldwide.
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  • Rudolf Jaenisch Assumes Leadership of the International Society for Stem Cell Research

  • 12 June, 2014
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is pleased to announce Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as incoming president of the ISSCR board of directors, immediately following the ISSCR’s 12th Annual Meeting, June 18-21, 2014. Jaenisch will serve as president for one year and succeeds Janet Rossant. The role of vice president will be filled by Sally Temple, Neural Stem Cell Institute.
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  • Stem Cells May be Key to Curing Retinal Disease

  • 9 May, 2014
  • Robin Ali, Ph.D., UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in London, has developed a strategy for repairing the retina by transplanting photoreceptor cells generated in the laboratory from embryonic stem cells.
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